Head of School Gordon Smith
I grew up in Danbury, graduated in 1971 with a class of 24 students and most of us had been together since 1st grade. We were like a family and I loved going to school and knew early on that I wanted to be a Teacher and a Coach. I have always enjoyed being around young people. As a coach, I told everyone that each afternoon’s coaching experience was like recess. I get to be around young people, play with them, and be a part of helping guide them to the person God wanted them to be.
I attend First Baptist Church Brazoria where I served as Sunday School teacher for many years and Sunday School director for a couple of years.I have been married to Janice for more years than either of us thought possible . We have 2 daughters, 5 grandkids, and 2 great grandkids. I love spending time with them and fishing when given the opportunity.
I attended Brazosport College and then moved on to University of Texas at Austin. I am a proud Longhorn……. although I try not to be an obnoxious Longhorn. . Graduated from UT in 1975 and immediately began my teaching/coaching career at Alief ISD. Spent the next 25 years teaching math and coaching (Alief Hastings High School, Danbury High School, Angleton High School, Willowridge High School, Langham Creek High School).The next 8 years was spent in Administration (Assistant Principal – Angleton Middle School West, Angleton Jr. High, Principal of Danbury High School, and Principal of Angleton High School).Recognizing that when we serve the Lord, follow his guidance and plans that there will be blessings.
A couple of highlights of my career that I treasure the most would be being named Teacher or the Year in 1996-97, Secondary Principal of the Year in 2006-07, and then in total surprise was selected as Citizen of the Year by the Angleton Chamber of Commerce in 2014. The most rewarding piece of my career has to be the relationships with students, players, staff members, and parents.
God has been GOOD to me. Retirement was comfortable, there were very few decisions I had to make, and no responsibility except to the family. After being contacted by Brother Rodney Bowman about opportunity to lead ACS, God made it clear that this was what I was called to do at this time in my life. There have been challenges and there have been some amazing blessings. The students and parents of Angleton Christian School are so amazingly loving and forgiving. With Christ at the center, parents who love the Lord, love their children, and willing to make personal sacrifices so that their children can receive a Christian, biblically based world view education makes ACS a great atmosphere for learning. The ACS staff work so hard for so little pay, love the kids, love the Lord, and model His love for the students. It is difficult to put into words, but this is what makes Angleton Christian School a place I want to be.
I only planned to be at ACS for a couple of years, time has passed so quickly…it has been a little more than 6 years and God continues to teach me, guide me, and bless me. I have learned to trust Him and that He can take any mistake/situation and work it for His good. OFTEN, I have experienced Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
”I am thankful that God has given me the opportunity to be a part of Angleton Christian School. ACS has made me a better person. As we move Forward in Faith, let’s make our objective and prayer be that ALL things at Angleton Christian School bring glory and honor to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Grace and Peace,
Angleton Christian School